This is not an easy thing to do as a girl. The guilt we feel is too much; we hate hurting people. The only thing I hate worse than rejecting someone is feeling like I am going against what I know to be the right thing to do. I know it’s the right thing to do to kindly let someone know you aren’t interested, but why is it so daunting?
After I told him how I felt in a kind way and then walked away so as to show him I know that he can handle it, I felt a sigh of relief. I had finally been honest with myself and with someone else. I realize that I am such a people pleaser that I avoid having to reject someone. But I actually had a positive experience with rejecting this man—he complimented me and we both walked away with our heads held high, and for that I’m grateful.